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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Here's a quick run down of the tomatoes coming to Farm Gate Market this Sunday. All grown in second hand pots in our house made potting mix using what we consider to be the most sustainable ingredients that grow good plants. Sadly this post is without any ranting or advice because I need to get back out in the garden...
Be early for the best selection, the market begins at 9am, and bring a box if you can to get your babies home safe. There are more tomato varieties over the coming weeks, and this week we'll have seed potatoes of many varieties, tomatillos, peppers including the addictive and easy to grow Padron, climbing beans, the first of the sweet corn and Black Aztec corn (only a few of these), a few zucchini and squashes, beautiful lettuces and dozens more delicious plants, along with a big pile of the best produce from our garden. Hope to see you there!
Not quite ripe 'Tigerella'
Tasmanian Yellow Yellow, beefsteak type, large fruit. Sweet, meaty
fruit magnificent sliced in thick slabs for sandwiches. Climbing variety.
Rouge de Marmande French heirloom, sets
fruit in cool seasons. Medium size, irregular shape, rich flavor. Short staking
George Fat, richly flavoured
field type, from George the market gardener near Margate. Prolific bush
variety, I use up-turned pots to keep the fruiting branches off the ground.
Moldovan Green Our most productive and incredibly delicious last
season. A beefsteak type that ripens to green with pale areas. Bush type.
Black Krim Gorgeous, purple-black
fruit with beautiful rich flavour. Medium to large, flatish shape. Staking.
Deutsche Fleiss German heirloom, easily grown, high yielding variety.
Red, 3-5cm fruit that look deceptively like a supermarket tomato but are one of
the tastiest salad tomatoes I’ve grown. Fruit are firm and store well. Climbing
variety, but tends to grow lower and more bushy than most.
Green Grape Sweet,
delicious cherry tomatoes that ripen to a green/gold colour. Complex flavour
and a pretty addition to a mixed tomato dish. Extremely productive and ripens
on spent plant through winter. Staking.
Tommy ToeClassic cherry tomato.
Productive & tasty. Staking variety.
heirloom. Reliable producer of hundreds of delicious, beautifully flavoured,
heart shaped cherry tomatoes that grow in big trusses. Compact but unruly staking
Alisa Craig Reliably yielding
Scottish heirloom with delicious, medium sized fruit of great flavor. Suited to
eating fresh, the original tomato to serve grilled beside your eggs and bacon. Staking.
Medford Early/mid season variety,
5cm round, red fruit. Vigorous, disease resistant. Rich flavor, staking.
Golden Nugget Early variety with
sweet, 2cm, yellow fruit. Prolific bush variety.
Stupice Czechoslovakian heirloom. Early and cold tolerant
with abundant sweet 2-3 inch red fruit. Our most productive here. Compact
Wapsipinnicon Peach Named after a river in Iowa
this American heirloom bears good yields of 4-5cm, delicious, yellow, fuzzy
skinned fruit. Bush type, benefits from staking to keep fruit from the ground.
Leicester Jones Bred by a Tasmanian
naturopath, perfect for our conditions. Delicious, large, pink, ridged fruit,
low acid and high flesh to seed ratio.
Debaro Medium sized, red, egg shaped fruit with smooth skin, to 4cm across and
great flavour. Productive.
Tigerella Gorgeous green-red tomato with orange stripes. Small to medium fruit, tangy, firm flesh and incredibly tasty.